7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
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Nashville
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Maryville
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Gatlinburg
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Memphis

Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

Minneapolis to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in April: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Carter Gin Assault Site Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nashville sightseeing app.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Nashville

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

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Maryville

Maryville
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Townsend Wye, then admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail, then explore and take pictures at Rich Mountain Road, and finally admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maryville driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Maryville in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Maryville. In April in Maryville, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Abrams Falls Trail
Abrams Falls Trail
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Chimneys Picnic Area. Your inner history buff will appreciate Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Little River Road & Cades Cove). There's still lots to do: hike along Alum Cave Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Tops Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Maryville to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Zipline
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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